Introduction to Basic I-TRIZ
 I-TRIZ Foundations
 Levels of Invention
 Inventive Problem
   Psychological Inertia
 Patterns of Invention
   Analogical Thinking
 Patterns of Evolution
   Ideal System
   Ideal Vision
   Functional Modeling
   Local Ideality
   Derived Resources
   Insufficient Resources
 Problem Solving
 Ideation Process

Ideation Process - bring all together

Ideation Brainstorming is a guided, knowledge-based brainstorming approach that combines the advantages of Osborn's traditional method with I-TRIZ problem-solving techniques. Ideation Brainstorming is applicable in any technological domain.


Ideation Brainstorming is applied to an Inventive Situation by way of the 5-step Ideation Process:



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A procedure for transforming a vague inventive situation into a simplified problem model, and then envisioning an ideal solution and, finally, analyzing and resolving contradictions.

Formulate an ideal vision: Everything in the system remains unchanged or becomes less complicated, while the required function appears or a harmful function disappears.

The ideal vision is formulated by answering these questions:
- What should be improved?
- What problem should be solved?

A situation wherein existing knowledge does not provide a satisfactory solution.

A pathway for solving a problem or improving a situation. Tasks are realized through the application of Directions and Operators.

The combination of ideas that solves an inventive problem.

The substances and fields (energy) existing in a system or its surroundings, as well as their properties, functional characteristics and other attributes, which can be utilized for system improvement.

A recommendation for changing the system in order to solve a problem or improve a situation. Operators are drawn primarily from the successful results of previous inventors, as represented in large part by the world's compendium of patents.

An abstract pathway to address a Task. Directions are realized through the application of Operators.

A description that impels us to set our sights on the following ultimate goal: No significant changes are made to the system, yet the problem is resolved or the desired improvement is obtained.

Determine whether a concept meets the success criteria and formulate Subsequent Tasks to be resolved.

Problems arising as a consequence of the innovation process, which must be resolved before a concept can be implemented. (Most concepts are associated with subsequent tasks.)

Analyze an inventive situation by representing it as a relationship between useful and harmful functions in order to reveal contradictions -- functions that have both useful and harmful outcomes.

Proceed through a guided, knowledge-based brainstorming process by applying Directions and Operators.

Look for ways to combine ideas into a concept.

A complicated problem is not usually solved by a single idea. Rather, a combination of ideas (each of which resolves a different aspect of the problem) is required.

Evaluate concepts against the success criteria and formulate a solution.
Address Subsequent Tasks, if necessary.

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